The smolt traps in the Tommore Burn and the Avon have been operating for almost two weeks now with low numbers of fish caught in the Avon trap so far. The smolt run in the Tommore Burn picked up yesterday with eight fin-clipped presmolts and fifty nine this morning; all but three of which had been fin-clipped. Water temperatures remain low with the Tommore Burn running at 3.5oC today and the Avon 2.3oC. The water level in the Tommore Burn has risen from 13cm on Monday to 19cm today, the highest level recorded since the trap was installed.
The smolt run should get underway in earnest within the next week or two assuming that water temperatures rise.